Wall balls are typically larger than other types of weighted ball, with a soft outer shell that allows them to be safely thrown against a wall or other flat target.
They’re specifically designed for exercises where the ball is thrown against a wall and then caught as it rebounds, so they’re often used to add a challenge and an element of fun to exercises such as squats, lunges, sit-ups and overhead presses.
Wall ball workouts are highly effective for building strength and endurance in the legs, arms, back and core, as well as for improving hand-eye co-ordination, balance and flexibility. Available in a range of weights, they’re a great option for beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts alike.
Wall balls are often compared to slam balls, medicine balls and other weighted balls, but in practice the way each is used is very different. Medicine balls aren’t designed to be thrown at all, while slam balls don’t bounce. Wall balls are therefore unique in their safe rebound from a throw against a wall.
But there’s one other very important ‘wall ball vs slam ball’ difference: wall balls might be perfect for wall throws, but they aren’t suitable for slamming to the floor.
Whether you’re looking to build strength or improve your endurance, burn calories or simply have some fun in your workout, wall balls can tick all the boxes!